United States Merchant Marine Academy

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Public , Suburban
954 (full time undergrad)
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Landmark Conerence (Division III)
Welcome to the United States Merchant Marine Academy Football scholarship and program details page. Here you'll receive information about the college and details on their Football program like who to make contact with about recruiting, names of ... Read More

Welcome to the United States Merchant Marine Academy Football scholarship and program details page. Here you'll receive information about the college and details on their Football program like who to make contact with about recruiting, names of past alumni, what scholarship opportunities are available and how to start the recruiting process.
United States Merchant Marine Academy Football Program Recruiting and Coaching Personnel
For anyone who is trying to get recruited it's important to know who to get in front of - and NCSA has the information you need. The Head Coach of the United States Merchant Marine Academy Football program is Mike Toop. Additional major staff include:

  • Running Backs Coach Chuck Carron

  • Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach Jonathan Churchill

  • Offensive Coordinator Jameson Croall

  • Quarterbacks Coach James Kikel

  • Linebackers Coach Jeff Koutsantanou

  • AC (RB) Rich Mercado

  • Defensive Backs Coach Greg Toop

If you are considering becoming a member of United States Merchant Marine Academy Football program they are the people you need to speak to. You'll be able to choose to get in touch with them through email utilizing the link above or call the school to obtain more information regarding the school and Football program before deciding on if it is a suitable fit for you.
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Athletics Information
Landmark Conerence (Division III)
Athletic Director:
Susan Petersen-Lubow
Football Coaching Staff
  • Chuck Carron Running Backs Coach
  • Jonathan Churchill Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach
  • Jameson Croall Offensive Coordinator
  • James Kikel Quarterbacks Coach
  • Jeff Koutsantanou Linebackers Coach
  • Rich Mercado AC (RB)
  • Mike Toop Head Coach
  • Greg Toop Defensive Backs Coach
What the Coaches are Saying...
Jun 09, 2020

“The United States Merchant Marine Academy United States Merchant Marine Academy is a federal service academy that educates and graduates licensed Merchant Marine officers of exemplary character who serve America’s marine transportation and defense needs in peace and war. With 95 percent of the world's products transported over water, these leaders are vital to the effective operation of our merchant fleet for both commercial and military transport during war and peace. Academy graduates abide by the motto “Acta Non Verba" - deeds not words, and are leaders that exemplify the concept of service above self. Known for its rigorous academic program, USMMA requires more credit hours for a baccalaureate degree than any other Federal service academy. This challenging coursework is augmented by the Academy’s Sea year experience, which affords midshipmen the opportunity to acquire hands-on, real-world experiences aboard working commercial vessels sailing to ports around the world. Midshipmen who master this demanding curriculum earn a unique combination of credentials: •A highly-regarded Bachelor of Science degree •A U.S. Coast Guard license •An officer’s commission in the U.S. Armed Forces Although tuition is free( A $200,000 savings) graduates have a service obligation upon graduation that provides the most career options offered by any of the federal academy. •Graduates can choose to work five years in the United States maritime industry with eight years of service as an officer in any reserve unit of the armed forces. •Or five years active duty in any of the nation’s armed forces.”

—Coach Jeff Koutsantanou
Football Academic Minimums
  • GPA: 3.0 (out of 4.0)
  • SAT: 1040 (out of 1600)
  • ACT: 21 (out of 36)
Jun 09, 2020

“I hope this letter finds you well. I wanted to reach out to you regarding any interest you may have in The United States Merchant Marine Academy (NY). First and foremost, you must meet our academic standards and be able to contribute to a high quality Division III Football program. If you are unfamiliar with us, we are one of Five Federal Service Academies (Navy, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard). Similar to the other Academies, our Midshipmen do not pay for their education (valued at $240,000), but unlike the other academies, our graduates do not have an active duty military requirement. Our graduates (75%) go into the commercial shipping industry (5-year commitment) and have starting salaries of $80,000-$100,000 a year. You will also be required to Commission as 2nd Lieutenants in the United States Naval Reserve and do a two-week stint for eight years while you fulfill your maritime commitment. If you prefer, our Midshipmen (25%) are able to Commission as Officers in any branch of the military: Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force or Coast Guard. Academically, we need the best of the best! Our Standardized test requirements are hard minimums, so as Juniors you need to be close to these minimums and be in high level (AP/IB/Honors) classes: · SAT- MATH- 580, Critical Reading- 520 · ACT- MATH- 24, ENGLISH- 22 o ONLY NEED TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS IN EITHER THE SAT OR ACT, THEY WILL TAKE THE BEST OF THE TWO. · CLASS RANK- TOP 30% · GOOD GRADES IN ALL MATH AND SCIENCE (Calculus/Chemistry/Physics any AP/Honors courses help) In addition, leadership in extracurricular activities look favorable on their applications. If the information provided in appeals to you, please take the time to complete our questionnaire.”

—Coach James Kikel
Football Academic Minimums
  • GPA: 3.5 (out of 4.0)
  • SAT: 1200 (out of 1600)
  • ACT: 24 (out of 36)
Sports Offered
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Men's Basketball
  • Men's Diving
  • Men's Golf
  • Men's Lacrosse
  • Men's Rowing
  • Men's Soccer
  • Men's Swimming
  • Men's Tennis
  • Men's Track
  • Women's Basketball
  • Women's Diving
  • Women's Lacrosse
  • Women's Rowing
  • Women's Swimming
  • Women's Tennis
  • Women's Track
  • Women's Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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Admissions Contact Info
Admissions Toll Free Phone:
(866) 546-4778
Admissions Phone:
(516) 726-5800
Admissions Email:
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March 1
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    Most Popular Majors:
  • Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering Systems, Marine Engineering
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    Majors Offered:
  • Marine Transportation,
  • Naval Engineering,
  • Systems Engineering,
City/Town Situated In:
Kings Point
Major City Closest To School:
New York City
Distance Of Major City:
20 Miles
Closest International Airport:
New York City
Distance To International Airport:
17 Miles
Closest Other Airport:
Newark, NJ
Distance To Other Airport:
40 Miles
Location Description:

80-acre, suburban campus in Kings Point (population: 5,076), on Long Island, 20 miles from mid-town New York City. Major airport and bus serve New York City; major airport also serves Newark, N.J. (30 miles); train serves Great Neck (three miles). Public transportation serves campus.

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Campus Size:
82 acres
Campus Life
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  • Coed dorms
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Financial Aid
Financial Aid Toll Free Number:
866 546-4778
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Aid Notification Date:
January 10
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Scholarship Numbers
FTF = First Time Freshmen
FTU = Full Time Undergraduate
Average Non-Need Based Athletic Grant and Scholarship Amount:
FTF :$0
FTU : $0
Number of Students Who Received Non-Need Based Athletic Grants and Scholarships:
FTF :0
FTU : 0
Average Non-Need Based Scholarship or Grant Amount:
FTF :$0
FTU : $0
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FTU : $0
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FTU : $0
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FTF :$0
FTU : $0
Average Financial Aid Package:
FTF :$0
FTU : $0
Average Percentage Of Need Met (Based on EFC):
FTF :0%
FTU : 0%


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